Exposed: Massive spambot exposes 711 million email addresses

‘For a sense of scale, that’s almost one address for every single man, woman and child in all of Europe,’ according to security researcher Troy Hunt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/31/exposed-massive-spambot-exposes-711-million-email-addresses.html

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TV news report prompts viewers' Amazon Echo devices to order unwanted dollhouses

A TV news report in San Diego about the child that accidentally ordered a dollhouse via Amazon’s Alexa inadvertently set off some viewers’ Echo devices, which in turn tried to order dollhouses using Alexa.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/06/tv-news-report-prompts-viewers-amazon-echo-devices-to-order-unwanted-dollhouses.html

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Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent

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New disclosures reveal that as part of a child porn takedown, the FBI levied surveillance onto some 8,000 IPs in 120 countries, under the auspices of a single warrant. The new era of grey-hat digital surveillance is taking shape. Who will come out on top?

The post Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240451-dark-patterns-and-the-dark-web-fbi-rule-41-troubling-precedent?source=Computing

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Girl captures chilling image of 'ghost child' in back of her mom's car

A girl’s chilling selfie in a car appears to show a ‘child ghost’ sitting in the back seat which paranormal experts believe was a warning from beyond the grave.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/17/girl-captures-chilling-image-ghost-child-in-back-her-car.html

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Apple battery suppliers use cobalt mined by child laborers, report says

Article Image An Amnesty International investigation of mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo claims child labor is being used to acquire cobalt, a mineral used in the production of lithium-ion batteries purchased by tech companies like Apple.

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Privacy concerns force South Korea to pull plug on child monitoring app

The most widely used child surveillance app in South Korea has been pulled from the market after security specialists raised serious concerns about the program’s safety.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/02/privacy-concerns-force-south-korea-to-pull-plug-on-child-monitoring-app.html

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Facebook: Video showing 'baby abuse' doesn't break our rules

Child protection groups are horrified by a video that they say shows a baby being badly mistreated—but Facebook says it doesn’t breach the site’s rules and it will not be removed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/05/facebook-video-showing-baby-abuse-doesnt-break-our-rules/

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10 fun ways to celebrate Screen-Free Week

As a child of the 1970s, this mom loves her television set with its approximately 400 cable channels, her smartphone, her tablet — and still banishes all screens from her child’s life most days. Here’s how.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/8_ZtPltd2wk/index.html

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Advocacy groups ask FTC to investigate YouTube Kids app for targeting children with ads

Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google’s YouTube Kids app violates rules for children’s programming.



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YouTube Foists Deceptive Ads on Kids, Says Complaint


Child and consumer advocacy groups on Monday filed a complaint with the United States Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate Google over unfair and deceptive advertising practices in connection with its YouTube Kids app. In essence, the complaint alleges that the app includes ads in a way that takes advantage of children’s developmental vulnerabilities, violating long-standing media and advertising safeguards designed to protect kids watching television.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81914.html?rss=1

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Google scans your Gmail inbox for child porn to help catch criminals, but don’t worry about loss of privacy (yet)

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Last week, a man in Texas was arrested by the police for sending child porn to a friend email. This isn’t something we’d usually report on, except in this case the man was arrested due to a direct tip-off from Google, which caught the child porn moving across its Gmail servers and dutifully alerted the police. This raises a rather thorny question: How did Google scan the man’s inbox for child porn? And more importantly, does this mean Google is scanning everyone’s inbox for child porn and other illegal materials?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/187521-google-scans-your-gmail-inbox-for-child-porn-to-help-catch-criminals-but-dont-worry-about-loss-of-privacy-yet

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